Trump’s executive order on immigration–what you need to know

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Trump’s executive order on immigration–what you need to know

After failing to mount a successful response to COVID-19, President Trump issued an executive order limiting immigration. The stated reason for the partial ban is to protect American jobs; however, it is well documented that robust immigration helps create jobs for Americans. As such, it is likely that the President’s

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

COVID-19 and Immigration Court Cases

In the past few days, we’ve seen various changes to the processing of cases before the Immigration Courts and ICE. Although the Immigration Courts have cancelled many hearings, the courts have remained open to receive filings. ICE has temporarily changed many of its standard practices. To provide you with the

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Coronavirus/COVID-19 y Casos ante la Corte de Inmigración

En los últimos días, hemos visto muchos cambios sobre el procesamiento de casos inmigratorios con la Corte de Inmigración y con ICE. La Corte de Inmigración canceló varias audiencias y en muchos lugares solo está recibiendo el archivo de documentos. Temporalmente ICE también está cambiando sus pólizas. Para ponerle al

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

How the Coronavirus is affecting the processing of visas at U.S. consulates

As a result of COVID-19 pandemic, there have been several changes in the government’s processing of consular cases for the issuance of routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. As of March 18th, the Department of State has suspended routine visa services in most countries worldwide. Embassies and consulates have cancelled all

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

How USCIS is processing applications for visas during the Coronavirus pandemic

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, beginning March 18, all USCIS Field Offices and Application Service Center Offices are closed to the public. USCIS is not conducting interviews, fingerprint appointments or oath ceremonies. A date for re-opening to the public has not been set, but once this

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Como la Coronavirus affecta el proceso de pedir y recibir visas en los consulados americanos

Como resultado de la pandemia de COVID-19, ha habido varios cambios por parte del gobierno en el procesamiento de casos consulares para la emisión de visas de inmigrantes y no inmigrantes. A partir del 18 de marzo, el Departamento de Estado ha suspendido los servicios de visas de rutina en

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

DMCA Partner and Professor of Law Marisol Perez starts another year of classes at St. Mary’s School of Law

Marisol begins her third year of teaching students immigration law at St. Mary’s School of Law. She still maintains a full caseload at DMCA even while taking on her teaching responsibilities. If you’d like a consultation with Marisol or one of DMCA’s other attorneys (including one of our 7 attorneys

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

DMCA attorney Javier Rivera is in the Texas Bar Journal!

Javier writes about criminal defense lawyer’s duty to advise immigrant clients about their duty to advise about immigration consequences of a guilty plea Check out Javier’s article!    

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Friday, May 3, 2019

En español: Los requisitos generales de la naturalización–un podcast nuevo de DMCA!

In this Spanish language podcast, DMCA partner Marisol L. Pérez discusses general eligibility requirements for naturalization. She discusses who is generally eligible, language requirements, the civics exam, good moral character issues, and other important issues to consider when considering naturalization. En este podcast en español, la socia de DMCA Marisol

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Friday, April 5, 2019

The Trump administration filed to restart 18,000 deportation cases before the immigration court

BuzzFeed reported today that the Trump Administration is moving to restart more than 18,000 deportation cases. The majority of these cases were “administratively closed” (which means indefinitely continued) so the overwhelmed immigration courts could focus on high priority cases. The Trump administration’s decision to recalendar the old cases will contribute

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Friday, March 29, 2019

DMCA Partner Marisol Perez speaks at 2019 Immigration Symposium

Watch DMCA Partner Marisol Perez speak at the 2019 St. Mary’s Law School’s Immigration Symposium. In her speech, Marisol addresses I-601A waivers and other important issues in consular processing. If you or someone you know is having difficulty with a U.S. consular post abroad or is considering traveling for an

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Friday, March 8, 2019

DMCA has a podcast!

DMCA published its first episode on its new podcast today. In the first episode, Lance Curtright discusses what to expect in removal proceedings. If you have ideas for topics for future episodes, please let us know and we’ll try to work them in. https://www.buzzsprout.com/263228/977517-removal-proceedings?fbclid=IwAR3_Nzdjj4UATxAx79lGz-T_womsgdWfhbBfoiB-R7ebF09YkAvYWYqGlrY

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Friday, March 1, 2019
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